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Our SIR 128 Branch Listing for Upcoming Special Events
Events are in chronological order so scroll down the page until you find the event you are looking for!
Day at the Races Oct 18
SIR Day at the Races
Golden Gate Fields
Friday, October 18
Our SIR state organization is sponsoring an event at Golden Gate Fields once again. Why not plan on attending with friends? $41 per person gets you complimentary parking, entrance to the Turf Club, a Racing Program and a Prime Rib Buffet (tax and gratuity included). REGISTRATION is now OPEN for this event.
If you register, please note you must pre-pay for this event to confirm your registration. Make checks payable to "SIR128" and bring to August or September luncheon or mail to Robert Caviglia NLT September 20th. Robert's address is 3707 Segovia Court, San Ramon, CA 94583.
Angel Island Day Trip Oct 23
We have been working on putting together a tour of Angel Island. Located in the northeast corner of San Francisco Bay, this island has been an integral part of the San Francisco story dating back to the Civil War. We will depart from the Tiburon/ Angel Island ferry terminal on Wednesday October 23rd at 10:00 AM arriving around 10:15. This will give us a little time to explore the Visitor Center and gift shop before we start our tour at 11:30 (or sooner). The tour stops at all of the historical sites while the narrator gives us the history of that site. The stops include the Civil War camp, the Nike Missile Sites, WWII battery sites, the US Immigration Station as well as the Japanese detention center. We should arrive back at the visitor center around 12:30 just in time for lunch at the Cove deli where we can enjoy lunch and conversation. Our return trip will be at 1:20 which will dock just before 2:00. The plan is that this timing gets you back through the 80/580 Emeryville traffic before it gets too bad if that is possible.
The costs for the trip are as follows:
  • $14.00 per person for the ferry and park admission payable at the ferry as you board.
  • $16 for the tram tour payable in advance. It is actually $15 but they forget to tell you that the tax is just under $1.00.
    • The only problem is the tram tour is not refundable. Because of this we need to have the deposits by Wednesday, October 2 to secure your tour.
Limited to 20 participants.
To secure your spot on this memorable outing, please REGISTER and send your check payable to SIR 128 to:
Dan Mahoney
3406 Stone Valley Road,
Alamo, CA 94507
Questions? Call Dan Mahoney at 925-831-9557
Disney Museum Tour Nov 6
If you are a Disney fan, you will want to take advantage of this branch-organized visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum, located in a renovated building on The Presidio in San Francisco. Our docent-let tour will begin at 11 am. The cost is $22 per person. 
Limited to 30 participants.
To secure your spot for this tour, please REGISTER and send your check payable to "Danny Basso" to:
Danny Basso
310 Amelia Lane
Danville, CA
Questions? Call Danny Basso at 925-519-1715
SF Asian Art Museum Dec 12
Please plan on joining our branch outing to the San Francisco Asian Art Museum scheduled for Thursday, December 12th starting at 10:30 am. Spanning cultures from Turkey to India and China to the Philippines through 6,000 years, the collection provides a panorama of Asian art and culture. Included are over 18,000 objects ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures. Superb paintings, porcelains, arms and armor, furniture, textiles, and bronzes are featuredThe cost is $16 per person and we are limited to 20 participants.
Register by clicking HERE.
California State Railroad Museum Jan 22
For all SIRS railroad enthusiast!!
California State Railroad Museum
January 22, 2020  
A 1 hour docent-led tour to the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento Historic Park is being planned for January 22, 2020 at 10:00 am.  "Widely regarded as North America's finest  and most popular railroad museum, the California State Railroad Museum houses more than 20 restored locomotives and railroad cars, along with thousands of smaller artifacts and a variety of exhibits in its 100,000 sq.ft. exhibition facility."  (from California State Railroad Museum brochure). 
Along with the many exhibits there is an award winning 20 minute movie , "Evidence of a Dream", which describes the importance of the railroad in developing California and making America.  To be right in line in visiting the museum we will plan to take the 1 hour  ride on the very comfortable 8:30 am Amtrak  Capitol Corridor train from Martinez to the state Capitol arriving in time for the opening of the museum.  The special  docent lead tour will last about 1 hour with ample time to visit the many exhibits.  This will probably be a all day event , but one with many interesting things to see.
California State Railroad Museum
Corner of Second and I Streets
Sacramento, CA. 95814
(916) 323-9280
Cost per person: $47 - Includes round  trip train ride (senior rate), entrance fee (group rate) and tour
Max number of attendees allowed: 20 attendees
Special/arrangements (carpooling or lunch)
Carpooling is advised.  Plan to be in Martinez train station no later than 8:00am.  Tickets can be purchased online (preferably) or at the train station.  Instructions will be sent to purchase senior rate tickets online. (senior rate $17.10 one way)  Parking is available at Martinez Waterfront Park.  Short walk to Martinez train station.  Lunch can be arranged at Rio City Cafe  near the Railroad Museum.
Feb 5
Historic Paramount Theater Tour
Oakland's Paramount Theatre is one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States. Designed by renowned San Francisco architect Timothy L. Pflueger and completed in late 1931, it was one of the first Depression-era buildings to incorporate and integrate the work of numerous creative artists into its architecture and is particularly noteworthy for its successful orchestration of the various artistic disciplines into an original and harmonious whole. It is the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and, as one of the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere performing arts facilities, hosts a year-round schedule of popular music concerts, variety shows, and theatrical plays.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, for a 90 minute docent led behind the scenes tour of this beautiful Theater. Your cost is $6 per person;  the tour starts at 10 am and is limited to the first 20 registrants—please sign up on our website. For those attendees who wish to dine together after the tour, a luncheon will be planned. Please note that this tour requires a great deal of walking and your negotiating lots of stairs.
Ladies Day Luncheon Apr 8
You can also check out past events in our Special Events Archive!